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Start the new year with free activities at the center

As we start the New Year of 2011, the staff at the Ross Aragon Community Center would like to remind you of all the great free activities we offer — Hoopsters (B-Ball), Yoga, Dance for Health, Tai Chi, Mah Jongg, Boxing Class, Scrapbook Club, Israeli Folk Dance Class, Small Fries Play Group, Computer Classes, Pickleball, Duplicate Bridge and Pagosa Bridge.

Below you will find the dates and times these activities are held.

You can also use the computer lab from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. All it takes is a one-time fee of $5, and it’s good for life.

You can also play basketball in the multi-purpose/gym, if there are no scheduled events.

So, please visit us here at the center; I’m sure you can find an activity you like or suggest an activity that we can sponsor. See you at the center.

Free programs

Computer Class. Becky Herman will teach beginning computer class starting Jan. 12. It is an eight-week course. Contact Becky, 264-2171 to attend class.

Israeli dance class. The dance class is back and will begin Wednesday, Jan. 5, 7-9:30 p.m. Contact Kim for more information, 946-7285.

Boxing class. Coach Monte Lane holds classes on Thursdays, 3:45-5 p.m., and Fridays, 1:45-4 p.m.; times are subject to change. You can contact Monte at (936) 524-9557 or call the community center, 264-4152.

Dance for Health Class. Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. The use of yogic awareness, ballet/jazz/modern dance technique adds fun to create a full body workout. Classes are geared to the older adult, but are open to everyone. Wear loose, comfortable clothing; bring a mat and large towel or throw, and let your inner dancer free!

Small Fries Play Group. This play group is designed for kids 18 months to 3 years old, and meets every Wednesday from 9:45-11 a.m. at the center. Other ages are welcome as well. Bring your kids’ bikes, scooters and tricycles. Please plan on supervising your children while at the play group. Call the center for more information, 264-4152.

Scrapbook Club. The group will meet the second Saturday of the month. Kathy Ruth will be your contact person. Call her for information, 264-2853. Members of the group do more than scrapbooking; they make cards as well.

Mah Jongg. Tuesday 1-3 p.m. is when you can join in on a game of Mah Jongg. Call the center with any questions.

Pickleball. Pickleball is a game for all ages. Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9-11 a.m. Contact Sharon Athey, 731-1719, (480) 529-3748 or shathey@yahoo.com, or Fran Brown, (970) 884-3184, if you would like to play.

Tai Chi. No experience is necessary. Join instructors Pam Kircher and Anna O’Reilly. Classes are Fridays from 11 a.m.-noon. Please wear flat-soled shoes and bring water. Class is open to everyone.

Yoga. Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Please bring a mat or towel.

Duplicate Bridge. Every Friday, noon-4 p.m. and Tuesday, 5:30-10 p.m. Call Stan at 731-2217 or e-mail Stan at sunset1310@aol.com.

Pagosa Bridge. Mondays, 12:30-4 p.m. For more information, contact the community center, 264-4152

Hoopsters. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. The Hoopsters are a great group of guys getting out there twice a week for a good game of b-ball. Come join them.

If you know of an activity you would like the community center to sponsor, please call 264-4152 and ask for Michelle. We are always looking for new ideas

Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 6 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; C Team basketball, 3:15-5:15 p.m.; boxing class, 3:45-5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 7 — Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; Forest Service, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.-noon; Duplicate Bridge, noon-4 p.m.; boxing class, 1:45-5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 8 — Scrapbook Club, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 9 — Grace Evangelical Free Church, 7:30-noon: Church of Christ, 10 a.m.-noon.

Monday, Jan. 10 — Pickelball, 8-11 a.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; TTC meeting, 1-4 p.m.; TOPS basketball, 5-9 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 11 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg Club, 1-3 p.m.; C Team basketball, 3:15-5 p.m.; TOPS basketball, 5-9 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 12 — Pickleball, 8-11 a.m.; computer class, 10 a.m.-noon; Dance for Health, 10-11:30 a.m.; belly dance class, 2-5 p.m.; C Team basketball, 3:15-5:15 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 4-6 p.m.; TOPS basketball, 5-9 p.m.; Fort Lewis SBD Center, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Israeli dance class, 7-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 13 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; C Team basketball, 3:15-5 p.m.; boxing class, 3:45-5 p.m.; TOPS basketball, 5-9 p.m.; Chimney Rock, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Alpha Rockridge, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Ross Aragon Community Center has the space you are looking for. We have reasonably-priced rooms to meet your event needs. Our rates range from $6 to $72 per hour. Room sizes for 20, 40, 50, 90 or 500 people.

The community center hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The center is located at 451 Hot Springs Blvd. Phone 264-4152, e-mail communitycenter@centurytel.net.